Friday, March 27, 2009
McManus Swaps Sun For Mud
Instead of playing in seventy degrees (and more) in sunny Colorado, Scottish striker Tom McManus looks like he will be playing in the mud on cold Tuesday evenings in Northern Ireland. The former Colorado Rapids forward is signing for Derry City of the League of Ireland, according to a report in the Belfast Telegraph. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/local/derry-move-to-snap-up-scottish-striker-mcmanus-14245771.htmlWe all wish him well, of course, but I know where I would rather be playing, and not just for the weather. No disrespect intended but Irish league football is not universally known for its quality. Can't help but feel this is a big step down for McManus. Tom became a fan favorite in his short stay in Commerce City, gave his all on the field and was always very entertaining with his thick Scottish brogue. He just wasn't happy with the terms the Rapids were offering him going forward and so decided to ply his trade elsewhere. Wonder what his model girlfriend thinks of the modelling opportunities in Derry? See George Tanner's site over at www.ColoradoSoccerNow.com for more on that from your blockbusting News of the World.